How to convert MS Office Excel documents of XLS to PCL?

PCL is the digital printed document created in the Printer Command Language (PCL) page description language. The file describes the layout of text and graphics for the document. In fact, PCL was originally used by Hewlett-Packard printers in the 1980s and now used by HP LaserJet printers and others. If you are puzzled by the problem about converting MS Office Excel document of xls to pcl or xlsx to pcl, don’t worry, you will get a satisfy answer after reading this article.

The tool used in the conversion from xls to pcl is docPrint Document Converter Professional which is a software product that dynamically converts Excel, Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, AutoCAD DWG, PostScript, Adobe Acrobat PDF and many other document types to Adobe Acrobat PDF, PostScript, EPS, XPS, PCL, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PCX, EMF, WMF, GIF, TGA, PIC, PCD and BMP image formats.

For different purposes you can choose any application in docPrint Pro which is short for docPrint Document Converter Professional. For example, if you want to convert documents to documents in batch, you can use the GUI application; If you want to develop software, the command line application may be a good helper; If you need to save paper and ink when you print some document, please choose the virtual printer application. At the same time, the virtual printer docPrint is also a document converter which can convert xls to pcl easily and swiftly. docPrint is the leading role in this article.

  • Please open an Excel document. You should click “File”—“Print” to open “Print” dialog box and choose the current printer as “docPrint” in “Printer” combo box. Click “Print” to close the current dialog box. The hot key “Ctrl”+ “P” can also be used to open “Print” dialog box. If docPrint has been set as default printer, please right click the Excel document and click the option “Print” to directly run docPrint, which is more convenient and easy.
  • Then you will see the main window of docPrint on the screen of the computer. Please open the “Save As” dialog box for the purpose of saving target file and run the conversion from xls to pcl. Three methods are listed below. You can click “File” and click “Save as” in the dropdown list. You can also click the “Save File” button which seems like a floppy disk in the toolbar. The combination “Ctrl”+ “S” is a good way to save file.
  • You are able to see the “Save As” dialog box then. Please finish the following operations to complete the conversion from xls to pcl. There are four operations to be done. In “Save in” combo box, you should have the target file saved in some location of the computer by setting the path for it. In “File name” edit box, please input the name of the target file for easily finding the file on the computer after the conversion. Then please choose the right output format for the target file in “Save as type” combo box and click “Save” button.

For better understanding the last step, please see the “Save As” dialog box in Figure1.

save xls to pcl


By clicking on “Save” button, you will see the target files several seconds later. The conversion from xls to pcl is easy enough and you can do it well if you can try it yourself.

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